US spirits brand Dixie Vodka has collaborated with Savannah Bee Company to create a 40% ABV honey-flavoured vodka.
Dixie Wildflower Honey Vodka is said to have a hint of sweetness and can be consumed on its own or in cocktails. The new variant joins the brand’s other vodka flavours, including: southern, black pepper, citrus and mint.
A portion of proceeds from the spirit will benefit The Bee Cause Project, which works to support the health of honey bees in the US Southeast by increasing the number of hives in the region.
Dixie Vodka founder Matti Anttila said: “As the leading homegrown vodka in the region, it’s a key part of our mission that we work with flavours and ingredients that are core to the Southeast.
“We want to tell a story about where our ingredients are from and who our partners are. Beyond being a delicious, locally sourced ingredient, honey also tells a critical sustainability story for the region.
“Healthy bee populations are vital to our everyday lives and we hope we can do our part in working with Savannah Bee Company and The Bee Cause Project to help promote positive awareness for the challenges bees face.”
Ted Dennard, founder of Savannah Bee Company and The Bee Cause Project, added: “Savannah Bee Company strives to live as bees live: symbiotically with nature and in a manner that contributes positively to the world around us.
“Our Georgia Wildflower Honey is made from a variety of nectar sources depending on the whimsy of the bees. It’s the perfect all-around honey. Infused with Dixie Vodka it also makes for one fantastic spirit.”
Rolling out this month in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky, Dixie Wildflower Honey Vodka will retail at $18.99 for a 750ml bottle.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2018
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